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are still reeling from superstorm sandy. here is the latest information that we have. in our region, nearly 19,000 customers are still without power. in fact, bowie high school is closing because there is no power there. bge says 1,475 customers are without power. pepco has 1,518. virginia dominion says over 15,000 customers are without power. nationwide damage estimates from the storm could reach $20 billion. and at least 50 people were killed. today early voting resumes in washington, d.c. and also in maryland. and president obama will be landing in new jersey to survey the damage there. >>> it appears that one coastal, new jersey town cannot seem to catch a break. crews had a hard time fighting a series of natural gas fires because of flood waters and debris that superstorm sandy left behind. this is the very same area that caught fire two days ago and destroyed 14 homes. no injuries have been reported, however. we will have more on relief efforts in new jersey in just one minute. >>> here at home, emergency officials have their eye on the potomac right now, even though we did not get th
of superstorm sandy is moving into western new york and causing trouble as far west as wisconsin but nothing like the damage in the northeast. the death toll this morning is 55, 22 of them in new york city alone. >> 6.8 million utility customers are still without power in 16 states and washington, d.c. in hard hit lower manhattan officials say power will not be fully restored until the weekend at the earliest. however, financial markets will reopen this morning and major airports are also starting to reopen. our correspondents are all along the east coast again this morning reporting on the impact of superstorm sandy. >> we begin with jeff glor along the jersey shore which bore the brunt of sandy's wind and rain. president obama will visit the devastation there later today. jeff is in atlantic city. good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning. one situation firefighters are watching this morning is about 70 miles north of here, a fire has broken out and access to a bridge is limited or completely unavailable which could make fighting that fire difficult. overall here in new jersey two-t
going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and back up batteries and generate ors are failing knocking out one in five cell phone towers. here's a timeline video of how some 650,000 new yorkers lost power. the storm rolled in. you see the freedom tower on the right. night falls. the sub station explodes. lower manhattan is plunged into darkness. mayor bloomberg said could it be days before power is restored. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing in front of the entrance to new york's fdr drive. this is one of the areas that remains flooded after the storm. down at the jersey shore the devastation is even worse. president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and gov
. >> thank you. norah? >>> for four days during superstorm sandy, president obama and mitt romney took it easy on each other, but on thursday they were back on the attack. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> former white house press secretary robert gibbs is a senior adviser to the obama campaign and join us this morning. good morning, robert. >> good morning, norah, how are you? >> good, good. we have a jobs report coming up today. the unemployment number could tick up. doesn't that reinforce mitt romney's position that obama's record on the economy has been a failure? >> no, look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward. 32nd month of positive, private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that's been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all want to end
. >>> on to superstorm sandy where new york city has now canceled the marathon. that's one of the biggest sporting events of the year but at least 41 new yorkers died in the super symptoms, and nearly half of them on statten island. hundreds need food and water, and they say help just isn't coming fast enough. >> reporter: the new york city marathon is the latest victim of superstorm sandy. the city canceled after public backlash. some complained the marathon would take police away from areas still recovering from the storm. the mayor issued a statement saying we cannot allow controversy over an athletic event to distract attention away from the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm. many of those affect agreed. >> life changes. you can't -- sometimes you've got to cancel things. there was no halloween. >> reporter: sandy's force is very visible on steapt island where the marathon was supposed to start. in gray kills harbor, boats are piled on top of each other. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> we've been completely devastated. >> reporter: hundr
superstorm sandy. we're talking about new york and of course the new jersey coast. now in new jersey, what we're talking about here's the latest numbers. 1.7million people in new jersey still without power. that number is down about a million so power crews are making some progress. but not fast enough. yesterday governor chris christie said getting them back on the grid is priority number one. >> we're in a triage and attack phase now of the storm. so we can restore power, reopen schools, prepublic transportation back online and allow people to return to their homes if they've been displaced. >> reporter: now for people no new york trying to go back to work two big challenges. first gas, no power, means most gas pumps don't work and the stations that to have power have lines that stretch for miles long. then once they can get gas their second challenge is having enough people in their car to enter new york city. since most mass transit is down, most cars are turned away with less than three people in it. that of course won't apply to the trucks that will heading in from virginia just a littl
of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are now running and the city has put restrictions on drivers trying to get into manhattan. drivers also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. this morning hundreds of thousands of people along the new jersey shore are facing months even years of rebuilding. jeff glor is in things where president obama saw the power of sandy for himself on wednesday. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning to you. 14 are dead in new jersey but there is increasing concern that as more homes are searched that toll could rise. on wednesday president obama walked along new jersey's battered coastline side-by-side with governor chris christie. both offering encouragement to sandy's survivors. >> we're here four. we won forget. we'll follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: after ge
crews are getting as they head up to new jersey to help in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. crews from northern alabama say crews in new jersey told them they could not start working in the garden state because they're not in the union. so last night they turned around and went home. more than a million people are still in the dark in new jersey. we'll have more on the recovery efforts after the storm coming up at 6:15. >>> new information tonight about a series of attacks on women in northern virginia. fairfax county police believe the same man wanted in seven groping attacks struck yesterday afternoon for an 8th time. this time he grabbed a woman waitaccount at a bus stop in the 7200 block of commerce street in springfield. now, the suspect description mahes this sketch that was released after the earlier incident. if you know any information that can help police, give them a call. >>> in fauquier county tonight police are investigating a deadly shooting involving one of their own. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in fauquier county. an incident that started with a car crash where you se
is always a scenic spot but superstorm sandy has turned the river near the national historic battlefield into an attraction. >> it's incredible that something like a storm like that can dump this much water off that -- that fast. is amazing. >> it's just rushing through. and coming dangerously close to the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: the monocacy river continued to swell through the afternoon cresting at 21 feet. >> it's really rare for us totable see water -- to actually see water. >> reporter: into chris' backyard, they watched as trees disappeared from view trying to measure the flood. >> this is my very first hurricane and i don't know how the river is going to react. >> reporter: or how people are react to the will be will react to the -- will react to the extreme conditions. too much for two men attempting to use that raft to float down these flooded fields. frederick county fire and walkersville volunteer crews used a tower truck and a boat to rescue them. barbara hubbard says even the dogs were ready to venture out to see the damage. >> they got cabin fever too. [ laughter
to the aftermath of superstorm sandy. it has moved away from the shore and now the recovery begins. sandy killed more than 50 people and more than 8 million people lost power. hundreds of thousands had their homes damaged or destroyed all together. further inland sandy has dumped up to 2 feet of snow on many parts of the appalachians and forecasters say it can contribute to flooding in pa
york and new jersey are taking stock of overwhelming devastation left from superstorm sandy. >> some of the worst damage is along the jersey shore where floods and outages prompted governor chris christie to postpone halloween. alison harmelin is in atlantic city. >> reporter: anita, a clear sunny day here at the jersey shore only made it so much more evident that the destruction is everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a closeup look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor christie over devastated areas of the state where superstorm sandy hit with full force. record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. in the tiny beach community of long port, new jersey, the storm surge brought the beach literally right onto the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. they came out bikes to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: further up the jersey shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the storm lifted homes off t
despite the superstorm sandy. >> but that's not the case for many parts of the northeast. we'll have more on that coming up. right now here's monika. >> coming in from the north everything looks good. here's route 29 at fairland road again no issues to report here. but westbound on the icc after georgia avenue, an accident blocks the two right lanes, i'll be back with more maryland roads coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. >>> good morning, and welcome back to 9news now on this thursday morning. i'm andrea roane. >> she is and i'm mike hydeck, ormers of me anyway. here's -- or most of me anyway. here's monika samtani. i have a little frog. >> only need a voice if you're singing. >> howard is here, he's full voiced. >> i'm not sure he can sing when he has his voice. >> can you? >> yes. >> we'll have to wait it for another day. all right. >> take that howard bernstein. >> fair enough. i can't wait. weather-wise, maybe -- >> you'll wait for adult. how about that -- duet. how about that? >> cool and cloudy this morning and maybe just a spray sprinkle north an
. >> in the mail bag tonight, sandy the super-storm that smacked us around but put the serious beatdown on our neighbors to the north in new york and new jersey. if your lights never went out, our good friend john from chantilly said give credit to the storm from over the summer. the reasoning is the der etcho in june took down the weaker trees and some of the infrastructure was replaced. that left more infrastructure for sandy to damage and the bright lining for a devastating storm. make some sense, john. there have to be a finite number of weak trees at one time and that herd has been thinned around here. and walton from virginia who said he is 91, had this to say. i believe god has spoken. god has given d.c. a washing. it is time to clean up washington. we survived sandy but never lost power. suspect the hurricane was not natural but hot air from all of those political candidates running for office. well, craig, that would explain some things and it would comfort us with the idea that maybe we won't see anything like this again for another 4 years. and finally, a hearty note of thanks from
new jersey to sheafiest hand the damage from superstorm sandy -- see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they say were homes destroyed and streets still underwater. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today. as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare, without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there are some good news -- there's some good news, subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >
. >>> in the aftermath of superstorm sandy, a new nba season begins. >> the 2012 washington nationals received a post- season honor. we're back with your weather and sports in two minutes. >>> 4:43. grab a jacket this morning. might see a shower or sprinkle in a couple of spots, especially through the morning hours with temperatures climbing to 47 by 11:00. 52 at 1:00 but with the breeze out of the west, southwest at 10 to 15, it's going to abbrisk day -- to be a brisk day. mostly cloudy skies. driving home 53. be back with a full forecast including the trick or treat weather. here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> in virginia on i-95 expect volumes to increase quickly heading from dale city to springfield. remember hov restrictions will be in affect today. i'll have more on traffic and an update on an accident in prince george's county at 4:50. back to you guys. >>> the nba season gets under way and the washington nationals is honored by major league baseball. >> kristen berset has those stories and more in a look at your sports. >>> good morning, everybody. the nba season got under way last nigh
is lending a hand in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. target is donating half a million dollars in relief efforts to the red cross and the salvation airline and also offering $25,000 in gift cards at local target stores for victims of the storm. rival retailer kohl east is denating $1 million and encouraging employees to assist along the east coast in clean- up efforts. >> that's the kind of rivalry we want to hear about. people competing to help others. >>> still ahead a popular program in our backyard is helping obese children lose weight and get off the couch and start pumping. >> that's fantastic. and research suggests these children have a greater risk for developing diseases that adults normally get. we're going to have more on that story coming up. you're watching 9news now on this friday morning. >>> so how about some sunshine after all these clouds you know? i mean it is fall. we understand the temperatures are going to be in the 50s but a little bit of need for the sunglasses might be necessary. >> you know what? some sun this afternoon and some sun this weekend. quit your whini
of superstorm sandy has left us with some lingering rain and chilly temperatures. >> but the storm's final punch will come in area rivers. more on the flooding threat coming up. >> on the southbound side of i- 270, no issues to report other than the volume coming down from frederick past father hurley and down to the point where the lanes divide. 355 is incident free as well. we'll be back with more news, weather and traffic. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. >>> hello and welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm matt jablow in this morning for mike hydeck. we want to start this half-hour with a quick check of our current power outages. pepco is down to less than 1500 customers without electricity. about half of them are in montgomery county. dominion virginia is reporting more than 20,000 northern virginia customers waiting to get their lights back on. bge has more than 86,000 customers without power. most of those are in or north of baltimore. >>> we're running school delays and closings on our website wusa9.com as well as at the bottom of your screen. thank you for joining
his home. plus, the latest on the clean- up after superstorm sandy. all at 7:00. >> i hope he's being careful there. >> i do too. >> thank you. still to come in this half hour, diss posing of the debris after sandy. we're going to share one county's plan. >> if sandy left you standing a heap of rubble and you have questions about your insurance coverage, we've got a panel of experts ready right now to take your questions. the number to call (202)895- 5560. >>> we are back with help for you in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. i'm over here at the help desk and we know that it can be confusing, we have a great panel here to help you find your way. they're going to be here until 6:30 with answers to your pressing questions, you have you know about 12, 20 minutes or so get them in. just call (202)895-5560. that's (202)895-5560. anita? >>> well, there's also an urgent call lesli from the red cross tonight for flood donations -- blood doe neighs in the wake of the tomorrow. about 300 -- stormment about 300 blood drives were canceled because of sandy. if you want to help keep up the supplie
reaches out to the victims of superstorm sandy. >> it's pretty scary out there. >> these times bring people together. >> millions evacuated. dozens dead. the media fighting to cover the storm. >> my goodness, the wind has just been insane! goodness gracious! >> "e.t." is on the ground in manhattan today. >> i'm bringing you the latest from times
superstorm sandy we have an expert here to guide you through the dos and don'ts to get you help the -- help you get the help that you need. we'll be back.  >>> the buzz of chainsaws may become common background noise in the next couple of days and for these folks in falls church they were pretty useful to help break up a tree that fell onto their house. after sandy, many homeowners were left with a leaky roof, a flooded basement and other damage that could mean a call to their insurance act and so now that -- agent and so now that sandy is gone what do you do? to help saw call for action consumer advocate shirley rooker who has been helping consumers in the area for decades now and she's going to help you now. >> but i'm not coming out with a chainsaw. >> no. no. no. thank you. thank you thank you. all right let's talk about first what you should do if you've got a leaky roof. we have some bullet points to put up on the screen. identify the source, we need to check our gutters and then contact the insurance agent. >> yes, you need to know the source first to know where the problem is. you
interview about superstorm sandy. >> night vision cameras capture new york's superstorm blackout. >> total and complete darkness. >> as the first lady shares personal stories. >>> plus -- heartbreaking new images of the devastation and how the stars are raising money. ♪ i'm in a new york state of mind ♪ >> we just have to be there for each other. kristen stewart. robert pattinson. taylor lautner. >>> dr. phil is here with the story of the wannabe half-town bride. who's sabotaging her wedding? >> oh, my god.
rkt hello and thank you fosh joining us, i'm jc hayward. three days after superstorm sandy barreled through the region, thousands of customers are still without power, but the numbers of shrinking. here are the latest figures. pepco reports it has zero outages related to the storm. dominion power has more than 3300 people without power, bge has more than 1,700 in our region without power and potomac edison has more than 26,000 outages in maryland and just under 79,000 in west virginia. >>> novec has 380 sandy-related outages. >>> and while things are quickly returning to normal in our area, it is going to be a while before new york recovers. the city's road to recovery is literally gridlocked. subway trains began rolling a short time ago for the first time in 3 1/2 days. but service is limited. 14 out of the 23 subway lines are now running, but only in limited areas. multiple tunnels and stations remain flooded. authorities say that it will take a week just to pump out the water and then crews will begin assessing the damage and making repairs. >>> most of new jersey's barrier isl
recovery begins if superstorm sandy. the u.s. death toll is now at 64. the estimates of destruction and economic fallout are running around $55 billion. a part of new york's subway system is expected to be in operation today and once submerged laguardia airport will reopen at 7:00 with very limited service. >> much lower manhattan though is still in the dark. thousands of residents in hoboken new jersey across the river from manhattan have been given ready to eat meals and other supplies from the national guard. along the new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage i
. the national guard was there to help with any emergency transports. unbelievable. superstorm sandy may even impact next week's election. >> people rushed to maryland's early voting centers last week ahead of the storm. today early voting will resiewp in maryland and -- resume in maryland and the district of columbia along with in person absentee voting in virginia. governor o'malley has also extended the deadline for absentee ballot applications. it's 11:59 p.m. for applications received by fax or e-mail. applications should be sent to the local board of elections. >> opening up at 8:00 a.m. on the remaining early voting days which is earlier than the usual 10:00 a.m. and we will be extending those hours all the way up until 9:00 p.m. >> the governor also announced state resources will help out to get early voting running again in garrett county where sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some spots. we just showed you the pretty pictures. >>> here are the latest power outage numbers. pepco has 501 outages. dominion power has more than 20,000 outages across northern virginia. bge more th
by the superstorm sandy up there. monika? >> heading south. there's construction in place just south of thornburg southbound 95 after route 606. only one lane taken up. northbound lacks grassroot here -- looks great here in springfield. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:29. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. >>> welcome back. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane on this friday morning. >> sure, now the printer starts working. >> now it's making some noise. >> good morning, it's friday. thanks but the printer is tired. it's been a long week. i'm mike hydeck, glad you're with us, good morning monika samtani how are you? >> please give me a rest. >> yes indeed. a man who really needs some rest, this guy who's done more talking in the last week because of hurricane sandy -- >> even i'm tired of hearing my own voice. when you said welcome back i was thinking john sebastian from the "welcome back, kotter" theme. i'm dating myself i know. we've got your day planner, 30s and 40s so yeah jacket weather this morning and it would be jacket weather this afternoon. now this morning we're go
. >> president obama speaking in new jersey just a few minutes ago, promising to help the victims of super-storm sandy. we begin with the latest on sandy. power is back on to all but 72,000 in our area, but throughout the area 30 million are still in the dark. severe flooding risks seems to have subsided and the metro is running again and at full service. well some of the wors
reality. superstorm sandy knocked out their power and some could be in the dark for ten days or longer. good morning. >> good morning. we are standing outside of a home here in arlington where the high winds from hurricane sandy toppled the 70-foot oak tree and sent it crashing into the second story of this home. we have spoken to the home owner and he's okay. he is the only one that was at home. but this is the scene that is facing thousands of homeowners that they wake up this morning and as these downed trees, power lines, and floods cut the electric power to 7.3 million homes. impact ranges from north carolina to here in virginia to new york city. where the most dramatic scene unfolded last night. the video is eerily quiet. but the explosion was described as deafening. bright blue flashes came from the lower east side of manhattan where the power company, con edison reported the storm blew out a transformer leaving parts of the city blacked out. on twitter, one new yorkers wrote everything went dark and i mean dark. another said lights out, manhattan, creepy. con
? >>> the road to recovery is a long one for the states impacted by the superstorm sandy. the death toll is now at 90. and in new york, traffic is still a mess long lines trying the get into manhattan -- to get into manhattan. >> there's some good news though. the utility company conedson hopes to have power back on some time tomorrow. randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: long lines to get gas. you didn't have to look long to find frustrated people. police enforced a three person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> it's been cold some nights. but we -- >> dark and cold. >> reporter: coned son says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds of thousands of people in manhattan. that's good news for elaine brody and mark, they've been stuck in their 20th floor apartment witho
suspect in the previous groping. anita. >>> at least 41 new yorkers died in superstorm sandy. nearly half of them on staten island. hundreds of residents need food, water, gas, and they say help is not coming fast enough. we have a look at the damage. >> reporter: anita, the scenes of devastation here in staten island are really unbelievable. four days after the storm images like the one you see behind me, a telephone power pole completely uprooted out of the ground, surprisingly common. sandy's force is very visible on staten island. in the harbor boats are piled on top of each other. houses are torn from their foundations and pushed hundreds of feet away into the marsh. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> i've been completely devastated. >> reporter: this 16-year-old came to this distribution center to get supplies for her whole family. >> we came here to get some food and water for us because we have no heat. >> reporter: she is not alone. hundreds of residents are suffering. they say the city, state, and federal government sig norring them. >> no one is really h
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